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Karl Ouimette and Canada take on Belize in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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If you want to watch real live New York Red Bulls in competitive soccer action today, this is one of your two choices (the other is Jamaica vs Nicaragua). This is the home leg of a two-match series for Canada against Belize. The winner will advance to the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Canada is the heavy favorite to advance from this match-up. The bigger question is whether Les Rouges are capable of advancing from a group including Mexico, Honduras and (most likely) El Salvador - for that is the prize offered to the winner of this round of qualifying.

As such, most observers will be looking at the scale of the anticipated Canadian victory. If Canada sweeps Belize aside, home and away, it perhaps bodes well for a tough next stage of the qualifying process. If not, there will be greater cause to worry about Les Rouges in the next round.

Still, do not underestimate Belize. In Deon McCaulay, they have the joint top-scorer in CONCACAF 2018 World Cup qualifying to date. And he was the joint top-scorer in 2014 World Cup qualifying - tied with Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez.

But most eyes will be on Canada. RBNY's Karl Ouimette is the fourth-choice center back at his club at the moment. But he has been flirting with starting role, often as a full back, for national team head coach Benito Floro. As World Cup qualifying gets progressively more challenging for Canada, we'll learn whether Floro sees Ouimette as a player he can trust in the starting lineup. The Red Bull has just turned 23 (in June). He can still be regarded as a young player. Right now, his best chance of cracking the starting lineup for RBNY this season or next would appear to be by delivering impressive performances on the international stage.

This is one such opportunity for Ouimette, if selected, to further his claim to be considered for regular starts for both club and country.

Canada v. Belize

When: 7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, September 4

Where: BMO Field, Toronto, Canada

TV: TLN (if you're in Canada)

Online: canadasoccer.com